Totally loving James Bridle’s unfolding series of excellently-titled posts about the future:
The last one is my favorite (so far)—not because it describes my own experience (it doesn’t) or because I agree with it (I don’t quite), but because it’s a great example of someone thinking out loud—working something out in words. And also because it seems to evoke this great line of Lincoln’s,
from his Second Inaugural:
As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
Yeah, I think that’s actually what I like about Bridle’s post: it seems to be about thrall and how to get out of it. It’s a concept I am sometimes obsessed with and always sensitive to; there’s a lot of thrall out there and you have to be careful or it seeps into your clothes, your skin.
I think you can actually finish Lincoln’s line with a lot of different words—industry, company, family—and it stays true.
Anyway: Bridle has promised seven posts about the future, and we’re only on number three! Go check it out.